NBA All-Star Game Coming To NYC In 2015
The New York/New Jersey area has seen some of the biggest events within the past year including the upcoming National Football League’s Super Bowl, Major League Baseball’s All Star Weekend, WWE’s Wrestlemania, the MTV Video Music Awards, and much more.
Now you can add the National Basketball Association’s All-Star Weekend to the list. The NBA has officially announced that New York City will host All-Star Weekend in 2015, splitting venues between the Brooklyn Nets home, the Barclays Center and the legendary Knicks home Madison Square Garden.
All-Star Saturday will be held at the Barclays Center where it will be host to the skills contest, 3-point shootout and dunk contest. The next day on Sunday the game travels back to MSG to play host the actual All-Star Game.
With the rivalry growing between the Knicks and Nets it is the perfect compromise to bring revenue to both venue’s while keeping some peace between the two major New York teams.
The last NBA All-Star game to be held in NYC was in 1998, which saw the East beat the West 135-114, with none other than Michael Jordan winning the Most Valuable Player award with 23 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Unfortunately, that year due to the lack of interest there was no dunk contest to proceed the game.